Fifth seeds Kubot/Melo also advance
The Wimbledon semi-finalists, who have captured three tour-level titles this year in Mallorca, Parma and Santiago, won 81 per cent (21/26) of their first-service points to advance in 71 minutes.
Fifth seeds Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo also advanced with a 7-5, 6-4 win against Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz and #NextGenATP Italian Jannik Sinner. It is just the third tournament of the year for the Polish-Brazilan team. After starting new partnerships at the beginning of the season, Kubot and Melo, who won the Wimbledon title in 2017, reunited at Roland Garros.